Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Author Top Ten: Leah Cypess
 Eugendies from Megan Whalen Turner’s Attolia series. There is NO competition for the #1 spot on this list! Eugenides is a thief who consistently outsmarts everyone he comes up against. I love smarter-than-life characters. He does lie a lot, but I forgive him for that because he’s so clever.
 Alan from Sarah Rees Brennan’s Demons trilogy. Okay, so I have a thing for smart guys. Smart beats out handsome by about a million to one in my books. Alan is also unscrupulous, manipulative, and single-minded. *swoons*
 Red from Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (not published as YA, but it won an Alex award, so…) In case you were worried about my taste for the smart and unscrupulous, I present to you the kindest, most patient, most sensitive, most tortured-by-unrequited-love-but-too-nice-to-do-anything-about-it hero in fantasy. There’s this scene where he brings the main character to the ocean so that she can run barefoot in the sand before he proposes a marriage of convenience to her, even though he really loves her and wants the marriage to be real. *stifled sob*
 Garion from the Belgariad by David Eddings. My first book crush! He’s an honest, unassuming boy who doesn’t realize it’s his destiny to fulfill an ancient prophecy. And become a king, even though he’s completely uninterested in power. All he wants is to do the right thing, and to do it earnestly and sincerely.
 Jace from Split by Swati Avasthi. Okay, so the bad boys are back. But not really… Jace has a dark side that he’s fighting with all his might. The book is told from his point of view, so he’s not just the love interest; he’s a very real, complicated person with an extremely compelling voice.
Thank you, Leah, for sharing your favorite boys! I have to admit, Jace is a favorite of mine too. Congrats on the release, and let's not forget that Nightspell has an endearing hottie if it's own, just in case readers needed another excuse to go buy this book!
Posted by Kari Olson at 8:27 AM